Civil Liberties

Teen Faces Charges For Wearing NRA T-Shirt

Mostly for disrespect of cop


A West Virginia teen who was arrested after refusing to change out of his National Rifle Association T-shirt at school could face a fine and even jail time on a related charge.

A judge in Logan County Court is allowing prosecutors to charge 14-year-old Jared Marcum with obstructing an officer in the April 18 incident, reported CBS affiliate WOWK-TV.

The arresting officer in Logan, a city about an hour south of Charleston, said that Marcum wouldn't stop talking during the frenzy at Lincoln Middle School, the station said.

The judge's decision last week against Marcum now means prosecutors can seek a $500 fine and up to a year in jail for the former eighth-grader.